f there has ever been an instance of a Country artist doing what he was born to do, it’s Silverado Records’ latest find, David Adam Byrnes. On the night of his high school graduation in Sherwood, Arkansas, music wasn’t far from his mind. “I literally got my diploma,” he recalled, “looked up at the crowd, gave a salute, and darted out the door.” David actually spent his final night of high school on the stage, opening a local show for the legendary Hank Williams, Jr! It wasn’t the first time he would leave the school to venture to play music. His Friday nights were full of hits on the field – as a member of the Sylvan Hills Bears football team, and then he’d be on stage at the local Country club that same night!
Music has been all that David has ever known, stretching back to his earliest memories of listening to local radio station KSSN, and a certain Country singer from San Marcos, Texas. ”George Strait was my absolute hero,” he confessed, recalling that he would take his cowboy hat to school every day – wearing it when not in class, earning the moniker of “George Strait.”